My bible study group has decided to study out Job and I’m so grateful. I have focused on chapter 1 and 2 this week and had such an “oh wow” moment!
… the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
This is at the beginning of both chapters. God is allowing us behind the scenes moment here and it’s pretty revealing.
First, Satan is not God. No where near! Whereas God can be anywhere and everywhere and is outside of time Satan is not. Satan is an opposing force, his name literally means adversary, but he can only roam back and forth on the earth. Satan is still a fallen angel and not God.
Second, the angels came and presented themselves to God. No one spoke unless God spoke to them first. Angels are subjected to God. Not to be worshiped but to worship.
One of the women in our study brought forth an interesting point as well. God knew what Satan had been doing but He still asks “Where have you come from?”. God is reminding Satan of his place. Fallen. God is still supreme.
God is still supreme!